By D. Gürpinar,Do?an Gürp?nar
By Jennifer Finn
Scholars frequently think that the character of Mesopotamian kingship used to be such that wondering royal authority used to be most unlikely. This quantity demanding situations that basic assumption, via featuring an research of the motivations,methods, and motifs at the back of a scholarly discourse approximately kingship that arose within the ultimate levels of the final Mesopotamian empires. the focal point of the quantity is the proliferation of a literature that problematizes authority within the Neo-Assyrian interval, whilst texts first start to particularly discover quite a few modalities for critique of royalty. This improvement is symptomatic of a bigger discourse in regards to the limits of energy that emerges after the repatriation of Marduk's statue to Babylon through the reign of Nebuchadnezzar I within the twelfth century BCE. From this aspect onwards, public attitudes towards Marduk offer a framework for the definition of right royal habit, and turn into some degree of competition among Assyria and Babylonia. it truly is during this old and political context that numerous vital Akkadian compositions are put. The texts are analyzed from a brand new standpoint that sheds mild on their unique milieux and meant features.
By Heidemarie Wawrzyn
By Touraj Daryaee
By T. G. Fraser,Andrew Mango,Robert McNamara
This totally revised and up-to-date moment version of The Makers of the fashionable heart East lines these adjustments and the resultant background of the sector in the course of the remainder of the 20 th century and directly to the current. Focusing specifically on 3 leaders—Emir Feisal, Mustafa Kemal, and Chaim Weizmann—the publication bargains a transparent, authoritative account of the quarter noticeable from a transnational point of view, person who permits readers to appreciate its complicated background and how it impacts present-day events.
By Grant Rumley,Amir Tibon
The authors, one a learn fellow at a nonpartisan Washington imagine tank and the opposite an award-winning diplomatic correspondent for Israel's biggest information site, inform the interior tale of Abbas's complex multi-decade courting with the United States, Israel, and his personal humans. They hint his upbringing in Galilee, his family's break out from the 1948 Israeli-Arab conflict, and his schooling out of the country. They chart his upward thrust to prominence as a pivotal actor within the Oslo peace technique of the Nineties and his unsuccessful try to provide a nonviolent replacement to the second one Intifada.
The authors pay targeted consciousness to the an important years of 2005 to 2014, exploring such questions as: How did Abbas lose keep an eye on of 1/2 his governing territory and the help of greater than 1/2 his humans? Why used to be Abbas the main fashionable Palestinian chief to denounce terrorism? Why did Abbas two times stroll clear of peace deals from Israel and the U.S. in 2008 and 2014? and the way did he flip himself from the 1st international chief to obtain a telephone name from President Obama to anyone who finally misplaced the religion of the yankee president?
Concluding that Abbas will probably be judged a sad determine, the authors emphasize that a lot of his old value depends upon the country of the peace technique after he's long past. simply the longer term will be sure which of the rising faculties of Palestinian political notion will carry sway and the way it's going to have an effect on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
From the Hardcover edition.
By A.F.L. Beeston
This ebook, first released in 1970, offers an outline of the traditional Arabic language used this day because the common technique of written verbal exchange in the course of the Arab international and in formal spoken verbal exchange (vernaculars range either from one another and from the traditional language). The vital emphasis is on syntax and morphology of which there exists no complete account. Phonology and lexicon are taken care of in short and there's a bankruptcy at the script.
By Rory Miller
By J. Cale Johnson
In the Wake of the Compendia presents papers that learn the heritage of technical compendia as they moved among associations and societies in historic and medieval Mesopotamia.
This quantity bargains new views at the improvement and transmission of technical compilations, having a look particularly on the dating among empirical wisdom and textual transmission in early medical considering. The 11 contributions to the amount derive from a panel held on the American Oriental Society in 2013 and canopy greater than 3 millennia of ancient improvement, starting from Babylonian medication and astronomy to the endurance of Mesopotamian lore in Syriac and Arabic meditations at the homes of animals. the quantity additionally comprises significant contributions at the heritage of Mesopotamian “rationality,” epistemic labels for validated and attempted treatments, and the advance of depersonalized case histories in Babylonian healing compendia. jointly, those reports supply an summary of a number of very important moments within the improvement of non-Western clinical considering and an important contribution to our realizing of ways traditions of technical wisdom have been produced and transmitted within the historic world.
By Amneh Badran
This ebook is a comparability of 2 ethnic-national "apartheid" states – South Africa and Israel – that have been in clash, and the way inner dissent has constructed. particularly it examines the evolution of potent white protest in South Africa and explores the explanations why comparably strong pursuits haven't emerged in Israel.
The publication finds styles of behaviour shared by way of teams in either circumstances. It argues that even if the position performed by means of protest teams in peace-building can be constrained, a tipping aspect, or ‘magic point’, can develop into as major as different significant components. It highlights the function performed by way of intermediate variables that impact the pathways of protest teams: similar to adjustments within the foreign method; the visions and methods of resistance pursuits and their measure of luck; the commercial dating among the dominant and ruled aspect; and the legitimacy of the ideology in energy (apartheid or Zionism).
Although the politics and roles of protest teams in either circumstances percentage a few similarities, modifications stay. while white protest teams moved in the direction of an inclusive peace schedule that adopts the ANC imaginative and prescient of a united non-racial democratic South Africa, the Jewish Israeli protest teams are nonetheless, by means of majority, entrenched of their aid for an specific Jewish nation. And as such, they aid separation among the 2 peoples and a restricted department of obligatory Palestine / ‘Eretz Israel’. This well timed ebook sheds mild on a debatable and explosive political factor: Israel being in comparison to apartheid South Africa.